Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are structures built to keep backfill within a certain or prevent erosion of soil or beachfront. The latter is sometimes referred to as a “seawall”. Retaining walls need to be structurally engineered to withstand the stresses, or load that is expected to be placed upon them, and for this reason it is extremely vital that you take absolutely no shortcuts. There are many different types of retaining wall construction and to help you out identifying them, we have included an outline of the basic styles below. Retaining walls do vary in cost and though we have added a budget range, each and every situation needs to be assessed on its own to be able to give accurate pricing. For the sake of this comparison, we have figure a retaining wall height of 1 meter high

Reinforced concrete – 6,000 – 12,000 /lin mete

Rip Rap 5,000 to 8,000 /lin meter (boulders held together with cement)

Gabion – 4,000 to 7,000 /lin meter (loose boulders held in place with wire mesh cages)